These task cards are a challenge set for fourth and fifth graders. I don’t normally teach math, but I was tutoring a student who was struggling with two-digit and three-digit multiplication. He could add and subtract easily, though. I wanted to make an activity for him to see the relationship between addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. At the same time, I wanted him to have repeated practice with multiplication.
First, your students need to read the word problems. They are all two- or three- digit multiplication problems. They need to solve the multiplication problem. Third, they need to solve the problems on letter choices A, B, C, and D. Only one of the choices matches the answer they got with the initial multiplication word problem.
For example, in number 1, the student would multiply 16 and 20. The answer is 320. Then they should subtract 50-6, multiply 10 x 55, add 215 + 105, and divide 160 ÷ 3. Students will need to either know how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all of the problems, or they can use a calculator, depending on their level and ability. Use your discretion. My tutoring student struggled with long division, so for our practice, I let him use a calculator on the division problems.